Baby Wood Duck

On arriving home, I noticed three baby wood ducks in our pool. Mom quickly left, along with two of the babies, but this one was left swimming around for several hours.

First Ones Out

These were the first wood duck babies to hatch

Wood duck or rabbit?

Wood duck inside a nest box that sort of looks like a rabbit…

Catching Up To Mama

Mama Wood Duck called, and these three almost looked as if they were running across the water to get to her.

Three Little Wood Ducks

I saw these three while kayaking our lake. Mama duck called, and they came out of the reeds to join her.

Wood Duck in a Screech Owl nest box

This Wood Duck hen made a comfortable nest within my Screech Owl box. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box hoping to find a little owl.

Happy Family

Came home to find on our pond that a mother Hooded merganser duck was raising this mixed family. 7 ducklings are wood ducklings and 4 are Hooded merganser ducklings. They are so cute.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology